About Us

“We need not think alike to love alike.” – Francis David

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Our Community

At the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta (UUCA) you will find a faith community that encourages and supports your religious curiosity and spiritual growth.We invite you to bring your whole self to this community: your curiosity, your full identify, and your unique talents.

Our faith tradition is not about creed, but about covenant. Covenant describes the foundation of our unity as a religious community. The purpose of this covenant is to increase awareness of actions that each of us can take to nurture and support our beloved community. Click here to review the UUCA Covenant of Healthy Relationship.

Located in the North Druid Hills neighborhood, UUCA is one of the largest Unitarian Universalist congregations in the United States, with roots in Atlanta going back more than 120 years. UUCA’s 600 members and contributing friends hail from all corners of the Atlanta area and represent many diverse backgrounds.

Our Journey

On March 12, 2018, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta voted to sell our building at 1911 Cliff Valley Way. Project Phoenix, the name of our relocation effort, encompasses all the work and activities undertaken as our beloved community works to renovate our new home.

In June 2018 we made the transition to our temporary location at 1190 West Druid Hills Drive NE. Here we enjoy the same great services led by our minister, Rev. Taryn Strauss, along with a variety of religious and spiritual programming. For more information about Project Phoenix please visit us online at www.projectphoenixuuca.com.

What We Believe

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta and the other congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association covenant to affirm and promote:


The inherent worth and dignity of every person.


Justice, equity and compassion in human relations.


The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice.

Truth & Meaning

A free and responsible search for truth and meaning.

Democratic Process

The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society.


Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. 


Acceptance and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations. 

Our Team

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Our team of fantastic leaders is here to support the mission and work of the congregation. Connect with UUCA staff by phone or email. We’d love to hear from you.


Rev. Taryn Strauss

Senior Minister

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Donald Milton III

Director of Music

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Bryce Thomason

Director of Finance and Operations

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Laura Beth Brown

Director of Lifespan Religious Education

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Travis Vaughn III

Office Administrator

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Shay Stewart

Communications Coordinator


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Jonathan "Jeep" Hook

Lead AV Tech


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Megan Lloyd Joiner

Community Minister

Gary Youngblood


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Elisabeth Schreibfeder

Religious Education Administrative Assistant

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Chelsea Green

Children’s Chorus Director


Bo Gaiason

Bo Gaiason

Building Attendant

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